The use of standardized participants (SPs), also called simulated patients, is enhanced when SPs are outfitted with trainers that can be manipulated as if they were real parts of a body. The use of these wearable trainers does three things.
This is Part Two of a two-part series; read Part One here.
Once standardized patients (SPs) have been recruited into your program, the next steps include casting, scripting, and, finally, of course, the actual simulation ...
One of the challenges for nursing and healthcare education programs that want to use simulation scenarios is deciding whether or not to use standardized patients (also called standardized participants or simulated patients, and referred to here as SPs going forward).